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2 Mar
International Boarders - Tier 4 update- March 02, 2017
02 Mar 2017 10:30 - 02 Mar 2017 15:30


International Boarders - Tier 4 update


Date: Thursday March 02, 2017


Audience: Senior school staff; registration, marketing and admissions staff


Why should you attend? International boarders are an important component of all UK boarding schools and now comprise about 33% of the total boarding population. The legislative and administrative requirements for those with Tier 4 visas are complicated and a critical area for schools. This workshop will provide an update on recent changes as well as an insight into the compliance issues of which schools need to be aware.

Outline programme:

  • Sponsorship and Tier 4 update
  • Critical issues for Tier 4 schools
  • Practical issues and solutions for Tier 4 schools.



Hazar El-Chamaa, Partner, Penningtons Manches LLP

Hazar has over ten years’ immigration experience and has been advising education providers on all aspects of compliance, restructuring and business strategies since the inception of Tier 4. Her experience also includes advising on appeals, judicial review applications and challenges to Home Office decisions which affect sponsors. Hazar is a frequent speaker on immigration law and gives training on sponsor compliance and prevention of illegal working. She is an elected executive committee member of ILPA (Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association) and has been recommended by the Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession.

Penningtons is recognised as a key link between the Home Office and educational institutions in the process of implementing and working through PBS reform.


Bharat Pamnani, Assistant Director, UKVI

Bharat has been working for the Home Office since 2001.  During this time has implemented the charging regime for “work permit” applications and worked in programme and project management as well as the Operational Policy Team dealing with all the Points based tiers.  Bharat is currently heading up the Sponsorship Premium Team.


Cost:               £195 – Member

                        £235 – Non-member schools


London, Courthouse Hotel London, 19-21 Gt Marlborough Sreet, London, W1F 7HL, United Kingdom